The Shipley Method

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Strong relationships between students and faculty are at the heart of everything we do . Because our teachers know our students as learners and as people they develop the confidence to explore; we require creativity in all (there are no easy or reflexive answers); which leads to deeply rooted learning. We call our unique approach The Shipley Method.

Confidence to Explore

We believe students learn best in an environment where rigorous intellectual activities are informed by reassurance, guidance, and compassion. That’s why relationships are key to learning at Shipley. Our teachers know our students as learners and carefully develop connections with each of them. As a result, our students develop the confidence to explore, and a passion for learning they will carry forever.

Creativity in All

Any situation where students are challenged demands creative thought. Creativity drives our students to resist easy or reflexive responses. A creative mind discovers. It solves. It changes direction. It arms our students with the mental dexterity necessary to navigate all challenges, both in school and beyond.

Deeply Rooted Learning

We believe that students can achieve the extraordinary when the act of learning evolves from a requirement to learn into a genuine desire to learn. It is when their individual interests and our rigorous education unite that this knowledge takes its deepest root.

The Shipley Method in Action

Interested in learning more about the Shipley Method and how it inspires deeply rooted learning? Visit some of the stories below to see how our unique approach comes alive in classrooms and programs from preschool through grade 12.

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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.